Family applications for FAB camps will be accepted on a ‘first come, first served’ basis with new families taking priority. When arranging the camps, we aim to provide each family with their first choice of location. On completion and submission of your application form you will receive an automated response via the Families email who will process your application. Further correspondence will follow in due course from FAB. For more information please contact Rae Burns via email – [email protected]
Are you eligible for a FAB camp?
If your child is aged up to 19 years old and has suffered the loss of a loved one who was serving in the Armed Forces, then you may be eligible for a FAB camp. By loved one we mean a parent, a step-parent, a legal guardian, a carer or a sibling. We aim to be as flexible and inclusive as possible providing activity breaks to our families based on the need of children. If you are unsure if you are eligible for a camp please contact our Families Lead – Rae Burns – via [email protected]
The cost per family is a £75 non-refundable deposit, this is all you pay. You will receive full board, accommodation and all programmed activities at no additional cost to you. On confirmation of your camp you will be requested to transfer this to the FAB bank account via BACS:
- Sort Code: 30-90-89
- Account Number: 39833968
Support during your break – ‘Fireside Introductions’
All families will be supported through our MOD volunteer scheme, and you will also have access to a bereavement counsellor throughout your stay. The FAB camps are not intended as bereavement holidays, but we recognise that families may need some support during the week even if it is just someone friendly to talk to. Following some great feedback from last years camp we will continue to have our ‘fireside introductions’ where we remember our loved ones and light a flame in their memory.
If you choose to attend a FAB/TAPS camp then this camp will be slightly different and will involve bereavement worked by appropriately trained volunteers. The morning will have these sessions that will be either age or family groupings. The afternoons will then have lots of fun filled activities in the stunning area of the Lake District.
All FAB Camp locations are different – offering different activities at each site. For more information on the potential activities, take a look at the PGL website. A full list of activities that may be available on the holidays can be found here. Families are free to pick and choose which activities they want to take part in, but we will encourage you to join in wherever possible, so that you get the most out of your experience. Ultimately this is your family’s holiday, you are under no obligation to take part in everything, so please join in as and when you want to. If you would like to organise your own activities or day trips, we will be happy to provide local information and help. View suggested Packing List here.